Oftentimes, when someone is injured due to a defective product, they don’t know where to turn. Pursuing legal action against a giant corporation can seem like an uphill battle that’s impossible to win. This is untrue. Our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys have helped countless individuals through product liability lawsuits for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Please continue reading and give us a call to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
Oftentimes, product liability lawsuits are more complicated because there are several potentially-liable parties. The most common types of product liability lawsuits that our firm sees are as follows:
- Negligent product designers: When a company designs a product, their primary concern is filling a niche that other products do not address. That being said, consumer safety is equally, if not more so, important than usefulness. Product designers are legally obligated to ensure that their products are safe for all consumers to use, and when they fail to take consumer safety into account and someone is injured as a result, there is a very good chance that person will have a valid product liability claim.
- Negligent product manufacturers: Oftentimes, even after a product is deemed safe, the company in charge of manufacturing the product will behave negligently, either to cut costs, save time, or out of sheer carelessness, causing a safe product to become unsafe. In this case, you will file your product liability lawsuit against the product manufacturer.
- Failure to warn: When a product is safe if used correctly does not come with appropriate warning labels, such as those regarding choking hazards, it can become unsafe and cause injury. If you can prove that you were injured because of a product that did not come with a warning label, you may file a lawsuit for the failure to warn.
How long will I have to file a lawsuit after sustaining an injury due to a defective product?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a product liability claim. Our firm is ready to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.